Amanda Carpenter

Fall 2018 Visiting Fellow

Author, CNN contributor, and former senior communications adviser for Sen. Ted Cruz

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Amanda Carpenter is the author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us and a CNN Contributor. Prior to joining CNN, she served as senior communications adviser and speechwriter to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Speechwriter to U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). She has also worked as a credentialed reporter on Capitol Hill for the Washington Times and written for the Washington Post, Politico,, and Refinery29.